The following convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Pierce County.
Each is categorized as a Level 3 sex offender – those considered most likely to commit similar crimes. None is wanted by law enforcement officers at this time.
All convicted sex offenders registered to live in Tacoma and Pierce County are listed on the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s website at piercesheriff.org.
Matthew T. Wetherington
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Description: 6 feet and 200 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Where registered to live: 14200 block of Pacific Avenue South, Tacoma.
Criminal history: Convicted of second-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation in 2000 for following a female into her home, beating her and tying her up and threatening to kill her if she screamed. She escaped. He was 15. Sexually assaulted a 7-year-old boy in 1997, at age 12, for which he pleaded guilty to first-degree child molestation.
Sex offender treatment: Participated in a treatment program.
For more information: Call Pierce County sheriff’s detective Ray Shaviri at 253-798-2689.
Anthony Dale Williams
Description: 5 feet 11 and 255 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Where registered to live: Transient.
Criminal history: Convicted in 1995, at age 23, of first-degree child molestation after molesting a 6-year-old boy. Convicted of fourth-degree assault when he tried to inappropriately touch a 17-year-old boy. When he was arrested for that, he tried to inappropriately touch two other inmates at the jail.
Sex offender treatment: Did not participate in a treatment program.
For more information: Call sheriff’s detective Shaviri at 253-798-2689.
Description: 5 feet 11 and 260 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Where registered to live: 1100 block of East 26th Street, Tacoma.
Criminal history: Convicted of first-degree child molestation in 1991, at age 14, for assaulting a 4-year-old girl. In 2005, sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl, for which he was convicted of second-degree assault with sexual motivation.
Sex offender treatment: Participated in a treatment program while incarcerated.
For more information: Call Tacoma police detectives Douglas Fuller at 253-591-5989 or Christie Yglesias at 253-591-5869.